About Us

Emergency medical transport.
There. When you need us.

About Us

Emergency medical transport.
Always at the ready.

Saving Lives

Life Flight Network is a not-for-profit patient transport service providing helicopter, fixed-wing, and ground ambulance transport throughout OregonWashingtonIdaho, and
Montana. Our mission is saving lives with industry-leading care and transport. This aligns with the values of Life Flight Network’s owner consortium of non-profit, world-class healthcare systems.

Every employee at Life Flight Network is dedicated to saving lives by providing exceptional, safe, and expeditious ICU-level care and transport. For over 45 years, Life Flight Network has provided award-winning service and support to patients, hospitals, and EMS, ensuring all patients receive the highest quality care and transport.

From the mountains of Montana and the backcountry of Idaho to the plains of Washington and the Oregon coastline, our services are woven into the regions we serve. We live, work, and play in these communities. Residents and visitors alike entrust us to come to their aid when they need us most—a responsibility we do not take lightly.

Our Mission

The mission of Life Flight Network is saving lives with industry leading care and transport.

Our Values

The key values of Life Flight Network are safety, quality, service excellence, and social justice.

Ownership

Life Flight Network, LLC is an Oregon limited liability company. The members of Life Flight Network, LLC are non-profit hospital systems and public corporations. Life Flight Network operates the air medical program on a not-for-profit basis.

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For Everyone

Every person, no matter where they choose to live, deserves access to high-quality, compassionate healthcare. Life Fight Network prioritizes placing lifesaving air medical resources in rural communities that are often underfunded and overlooked, providing a much-needed lifeline to specialty care resources. Life Flight Network’s aircraft are staffed 24/7/365 with board-certified flight registered nurses, paramedics, or registered respiratory therapists. When time is of the essence, our teams’ ability to respond rapidly means we can be to a patient’s side in minutes, improving patient outcomes.

Accreditations & Associations

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Air Medical Operators Association
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Save Our Air Medical Resources
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Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems
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Association of Air Medical Services
National Business Aviation Association
North West Association of Aeromedical Responders
MedEvac Foundation International
Pilatus Owners and Pilots Association
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National Accreditation Alliance Medical Transport Applications
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International Standard for Business Aircraft Operators
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Helicopter Association International

Awards & Accolades

2022 Neonatal/Pediatric Award of Excellence

The AAMS Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Award of Excellence recognizes an individual or team that has made an outstanding contribution to a neonatal/pediatric transport service in any of the following areas: enhancing safety, education, leadership, and patient advocacy by developing or promoting the improvement of patient care in the medical transport community.

2021 AAMS Program of the Year Award

The Program of the Year Award recognizes an emergency medical transport service (national or international) that has demonstrated a superior level of patient care, management prowess, high quality leadership through visionary and innovative approaches, customer service, safety consciousness, marketing ingenuity, community service, and a commitment to the medical transport community as a whole.

2021 FAAST Award

This award is a cooperative effort between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and aviation industry sponsors to recognize outstanding work in aviation Maintenance. The award highlights the important roles these individuals play in promoting aviation safety, education, and professionalism.

2018 Medical Director of the Year by Oregon Health Authority

Life Flight Network’s former Medical Director, Dr. Jim Bryan, was honored as Medical Director of the Year by the Oregon Health Authority for his commitment to excellence and education in Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Read the entire story.

2018 “100 Best Nonprofits to work for in Oregon”

Life Flight Network was again named by Oregon Business magazine as one of the 100 Best Nonprofits to work for in Oregon, recognizing our focus on employment engagement, safety and patient care.

2016 Named “Most Admired Companies”

Life Flight Network was recognized by the Portland Business Journal as one of the Most Admired Companies and became the first air medical program in the world to achieve dual HAI-APS and IS-BAO safety accreditations.

2015 AAMS Program Director of the Year

Former CEO Michael Griffiths received the AAMS Program Director of the Year Award in 2015 and was a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year.

2015 AAMS Excellence in Community Service Award

Life Flight Network received the AAMS Excellence in Community Service Award in recognition of our continuing broad-based commitment to the communities served and our dedication to various outreach and training programs.

2012 Named “Best Large Nonprofit to Work for in Oregon”

Life Flight Network was named the Best Large Nonprofit to Work for in Oregon by Oregon Business magazine, after previous top 15 rankings in 2010 and 2011. Since then, Life Flight Network has consistently ranked in the top 10 and was named #1 again in 2016.

2011 Named “Oregon’s Fastest Growing Private Company”​

The program was named Oregon’s Fastest Growing Private Company by the Portland Business Journal, and former CEO Michael Griffiths received the Oregon EMS Administrator of the Year Award.

2009 AAMS Program of the Year award ​
Life Flight Network proudly accepted the AAMS Program of the Year award. This prestigious honor established a benchmark of excellence the program incorporates into current planning and operations and is dedicated to building upon into the future.
2008 EMS Commitment to Quality Award​

Life Flight Network received the Oregon EMS Commitment to Quality Award.

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Careers

We are always looking for highly qualified, motivated people eager to join our team. Our exceptional compensation and benefits packages exceed industry standards for many positions. Let’s work together. 

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History

For over 45 years, we have set the region’s standard for air medical care. As the largest not-for-profit transport provider in the west, our trusted model is built upon safety, quality, and service. 

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Leadership

Throughout our history, we have led an emerging air medical industry by way of excellence. Because our own leadership has never settled for less, it’s what our patients, partners, and people deserve.

Emergency
Dispatch

EMS and Hospital Personnel:
For immediate emergency dispatch, call us 24/7. We’re standing by.

(800) 232-0911

There.
When You Need Us.
Life Flight Network